Black British lives matter / edited by Lenny Henry & Marcus Ryder.

  • London : Faber & Faber Limited, 2021
  • ©2021
viii, 324 pages ; 23 cm


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Black British Lives Matter is a clarion call for equality, from nineteen of the most prominent Black figures in Britain today. Here, Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder introduce an essential collection of essays arguing how and why we need to fight for Black lives to matter -- not just for Black people, but for British society as a whole. Contributors include Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, named the most influential woman in UK technology in 2020; world-famous architect Sir David Adjaye; leading historian David Olusoga; Professor Kehinde Andrews, founder of the first-ever Black Studies degree in Europe; award-winning author Kit de Waal; Baroness Doreen Lawrence, social campaigner and mother of the murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence; and Leroy Logan, the pioneering former Metropolitan Police superintendent. Writing across a wide range of subjects, and drawing on personal experience, all nineteen writers explore the unique contributions, perspectives and importance of Black Britons to the United Kingdom and beyond. The end result is both a celebration of Black British lives and an urgent, agenda-setting manifesto for change. -- Dust jacket.
"A clarion call for equality"--Jacket.
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  • Introduction / Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder
  • Black British writers matter / Kit de Waal
  • Black British health matters / Nadine White
  • Black British historians matter / Lenny Henry and David Olusoga
  • Black British architecture matters / Sir David Adjaye
  • Black British police matter / Leroy Logan
  • Black British lawyers matter / Alexandra Wilson
  • Black British mental health matters / Marverine Cole
  • Black British politicians matter / Dawn Butler MP
  • Black British technologists matter / Lenny Henry and Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon
  • Black British mothers matter / Baroness Doreen Lawrence
  • Black British fathers matter / Colin Grant
  • Black British journalism matters / Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
  • Black British charities matter / Derek A. Bardowell
  • Black British artists matter / Lenny Henry and Kwame Kwei-Armah
  • Black British business matters / Nels Abbey
  • Black British athletes matter / Michelle Moore
  • Black British education matters / Kehinde Andrews
  • Black British comedians matter / Lenny Henry
  • Black British lives matter / Marcus Ryder.
  • 9780571368495 ((hardback))
  • 0571368492 ((hardback))
  • 9780571368518 ((paperback))
  • 0571368514 ((paperback))
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